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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634755/rhabdomyosarcoma-of-the-lower-female-genital-tract-an-analysis-of-144-cases
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Dimitrios Nasioudis, Michail Alevizakos, Eloise Chapman-Davis, Steven S Witkin, Kevin Holcomb
PURPOSE: The aim of the present study was to elucidate the clinico-pathological characteristics of female patients with lower genital tract rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) stratified by age group and investigate their prognosis, using a multi-institutional database. METHODS: The National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database was accessed (1973-2013) and a cohort of females diagnosed with RMS of the lower genital tract (vulva, vagina, cervix) was drawn...
June 20, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634017/the-over-time-conditional-survival-of-intravesical-recurrence-in-upper-tract-urothelial-carcinoma
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Keisuke Shigeta, Eiji Kikuchi, Masayuki Hagiwara, Toshiyuki Ando, Ryuichi Mizuno, Takayuki Abe, Shuji Mikami, Akira Miyajima, Ken Nakagawa, Mototsugu Oya
PURPOSE: Since a conditional survival (CS) analysis provides better estimates of survival times at each follow-up, we aimed to assess changes in conditional intravesical recurrence-free survival (IVRFS) rates after radical nephroureterectomy (RNU) and how the impact of well-known risk factors evolves over time, particularly in localized upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC) patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We identified 364 patients with Ta-3N0M0 UTUC who underwent open or laparoscopic RNU at our three institutions...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631531/interleukin-1-receptor-antagonist-anakinra-intravenous-immunoglobulin-and-corticosteroids-in-the-management-of-critically-ill-adult-patients-with-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis
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Philipp Wohlfarth, Hermine Agis, Guido A Gualdoni, Johannes Weber, Thomas Staudinger, Peter Schellongowski, Oliver Robak
BACKGROUND: Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) causes multiple organ dysfunction frequently leading to intensive care unit (ICU) referral and/or death. We report on a series of critically ill adult patients treated with a non-etoposide-based regimen including interleukin 1 antagonist anakinra, intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG), and/or corticosteroids (CS) for HLH. METHODS: Eight adult (≥18 years) ICU patients having received treatment with anakinra ± IVIG ± CS for HLH between March 2014 and March 2016 at a large tertiary care university hospital (Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria) were retrospectively analyzed...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630590/analysis-of-prognostic-factors-for-melanoma-patients
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Andrė Lideikaitė, Julija Mozūraitienė, Simona Letautienė
Introduction. Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer. Morbidity from melanoma is increasing every year. Previous studies have revealed that there are some demographic and clinical factors having effect on melanoma survival prognosis. Aim of the study. Purpose of our study was to assess melanoma survival depending on prognostic factors, such as age, sex, stage, depth, histology and anatomical site. Materials and methods. We investigated melanoma-specific survival up to 10 years in 85 primary cases of melanoma from diagnosis at the National Cancer Institute in 2006...
2017: Acta medica Lituanica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629767/prognostic-nomogram-for-patients-with-non-b-non-c-hepatocellular-carcinoma-after-curative-liver-resection
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Wei Zhang, Yifei Tan, Li Jiang, Lunan Yan, Jiayin Yang, Bo Li, Tianfu Wen, Hong Wu, WenTao Wang, Mingqing Xu
BACKGROUND: The proportion of the both serum hepatitis B surface antigen and hepatitis C antibody negative hepatocellular carcinoma (NBNC HCC) patients are tended to increase recently. We investigated the characteristics and surgical outcome for those patients after liver resection. METHODS: Four hundred and thirty-five NBNC patients were involved in our study. According to the results of the HBcAb in the serum, those patients were divided into HBcAb-positive subgroup (n=328) and HBcAb-negative subgroup (n=107)...
June 16, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628559/the-mir-1206-microrna-variant-is-associated-with-methotrexate-induced-oral-mucositis-in-pediatric-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Angela Gutierrez-Camino, Natanja Oosterom, Marissa A H den Hoed, Elixabet Lopez-Lopez, Idoia Martin-Guerrero, Saskia M F Pluijm, Rob Pieters, Robert de Jonge, Wim J E Tissing, Sandra G Heil, Africa García-Orad, Marry M van den Heuvel-Eibrink
Five-year survival rates of pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) have reached 90% in the developed countries. However, toxicity because of methotrexate (MTX) occurs frequently. Variety in the occurrence of toxicity is partly determined by single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in coding regions. Recently, five SNPs in non-coding pre-microRNAs and microRNA processing (miRNA) genes were identified in association with MTX-induced oral mucositis. This study aimed to replicate the association of these miRNA variants in relation to MTX-induced oral mucositis in a prospective childhood ALL cohort...
June 16, 2017: Pharmacogenetics and Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625619/intra-thoracic-chemo-hyperthermia-for-pleural-recurrence-of-thymoma
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Jean Michel Maury, Nicolas Girard, Mayeul Tabutin, Renaud Grima, Lara Chalabreysse, Isabelle Pavlakovic, Annie Sayag-Beaujard, Caroline Leroux, Pierre-Jean Souquet, Olivier Glehen, François Tronc
BACKGROUND: Pleural recurrences are a hallmark of thymomas, and represent a challenge for multidisciplinary management. The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility and the results in terms of morbidity, mortality and survival rates, of Intra-Thoracic Chemo-Hyperthermia (ITCH) for the treatment of pleural recurrences of thymomas. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of 19 consecutives patients between 1997 and 2015 treated by surgical cytoreduction (pleurectomy) followed by ITCH with 25mg/m(2) of mitomycin, and 50mg/m(2) of Cisplatin...
June 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624794/knockdown-of-hdac1-expression-suppresses-invasion-and-induces-apoptosis-in-glioma-cells
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Xiao-Qiang Wang, Hong-Min Bai, Shi-Ting Li, Hui Sun, Ling-Zhao Min, Bang-Bao Tao, Jun Zhong, Bin Li
Glioma is the most common malignant tumor of the central nervous system, with a low survival rate of five years worldwide. Although high expression and prognostic value of histone deacetylase 1 (HDAC1) have been recently reported in various types of human tumors, the molecular mechanism underlying the biological function of HDAC1 in glioma is still unclear. We found that HDAC1 was elevated in glioma tissues and cell lines. HDAC1 expression was closely related with pathological grade and overall survival of patients with gliomas...
May 26, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624337/mobilization-of-prolonged-mechanical-ventilation-patients-an-integrative-review
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Heather Dunn, Laurie Quinn, Susan J Corbridge, Kamal Eldeirawi, Mary Kapella, Eileen G Collins
Mobilization of mechanical ventilation patients has broadened to include patients requiring prolonged mechanical ventilation (PMV). A previous systematic review outlined methodological flaws in the literature. The purpose of this integrative review is to evaluate existing publications to determine if mobilization interventions in PMV patients improve physical function, weaning rates, pulmonary mechanics, and hospital outcomes. An electronicsearch covering 2005-2016, included five bibliographic databases: CINHAL, PubMed, PEDro, EMBASE, and Web of Science...
June 14, 2017: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622886/five-year-outcomes-of-an-oropharynx-directed-treatment-approach-for-unknown-primary-of-the-head-and-neck
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Kenneth Shung Hu, Waleed Fouad Mourad, Mauricio E Gamez, Wilson Lin, Adam Saul Jacobson, Mark Stephen Persky, Mark L Urken, Bruce E Culliney, Zujun Li, Theresa Nguyen Tran, Stimson Pryor Schantz, Juskaran Chadha, Louis Benjamin Harrison
PURPOSE: Squamous cell carcinoma of unknown primary (SCCHNUP) is commonly treated with comprehensive radiation to the laryngopharynx and bilateral necks. In 1998, we established a departmental policy to treat SCCHNUP with radiation directed to the oropharynx and bilateral neck. METHODS: From 1998-2011, 60 patients were treated - N1: 18%, N2: 75% and N3: 7%. 82% underwent neck dissection. 55% received IMRT and 62% underwent concurrent chemoradiotherapy. RESULTS: At median follow-up of 54months, 5 patients failed regionally and 4 emerged with a primary (tongue base, hypopharynx and thoracic esophagus)...
July 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621653/increased-mortality-among-indigenous-persons-in-a-multisite-cohort-of-people-living-with-hiv-in-canada
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Anita C Benoit, Jaime Younger, Kerrigan Beaver, Randy Jackson, Mona Loutfy, Renée Masching, Tony Nobis, Earl Nowgesic, Doe O'Brien-Teengs, Wanda Whitebird, Art Zoccole, Mark Hull, Denise Jaworsky, Elizabeth Benson, Anita Rachlis, Sean B Rourke, Ann N Burchell, Curtis Cooper, Robert S Hogg, Marina B Klein, Nima Machouf, Julio S G Montaner, Chris Tsoukas, Janet Raboud
OBJECTIVE: Compare all-cause mortality between Indigenous participants and participants of other ethnicities living with HIV initiating combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) in an interprovincial multi-site cohort. METHODS: The Canadian Observational Cohort is a collaboration of 8 cohorts of treatment-naïve persons with HIV initiating cART after January 1, 2000. Participants were followed from the cART initiation date until death or last viral load (VL) test date on or before December 31, 2012...
June 16, 2017: Canadian Journal of Public Health. Revue Canadienne de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618774/low-dose-radiation-therapy-for-primary-conjunctival-marginal-zone-b-cell-lymphoma
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Ga-In Md, Dongryul Oh, Won Seog Kim, Seok Jin Kim, Young Hyeh Ko, Kyung In Woo, Yoon-Duck Kim, Yong Chan Ahn
Purpose: To evaluate the clinical features and the long-term outcomes of primary conjunctival marginal zone B-cell lymphoma (MZBCL) patients who were treated with radiation therapy (RT). Materials and Methods: Retrospective data of 79 patients with 121 primary conjunctival MZBCL lesions were collected from January 1st, 2001 till June 30th, 2014. All lesions were treated by local RT (26 Gy) with patient-specific customized lens-shielding device. Results: The current Korean patients' cohort showed younger median age at diagnosis (38 years), great female preponderance (78...
June 16, 2017: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617833/clinical-performance-validation-of-pitx2-dna-methylation-as-prognostic-biomarker-in-patients-with-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Verena Sailer, Heidrun Gevensleben, Joern Dietrich, Diane Goltz, Glen Kristiansen, Friedrich Bootz, Dimo Dietrich
BACKGROUND: Despite advances in combined modality therapy, outcomes in head and neck squamous cell cancer (HNSCC) remain dismal with five-year overall survival rates of less than 50%. Prognostic biomarkers are urgently needed to identify patients with a high risk of death after initial curative treatment. Methylation status of the paired-like homeodomain transcription factor 2 (PITX2) has recently emerged as a powerful prognostic biomarker in various cancers. In the present study, the clinical performance of PITX2 methylation was validated in a HNSCC cohort by means of an independent analytical platform (Infinium HumanMethylation450 BeadChip, Illumina, Inc...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616276/benefits-of-postoperative-thoracic-radiotherapy-for-small-cell-lung-cancer-subdivided-by-lymph-node-stage-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Shuling Zhang, Xin Sun, Li Sun, Zhicheng Xiong, Jietao Ma, Chengbo Han
BACKGROUND: Whether postoperative thoracic radiotherapy (PORT) is beneficial for small cell lung cancer (SCLC) of different lymph node stages remains uncertain; therefore, the purpose of this meta-analysis was to explore the clinical significance of PORT for SCLC patients subdivided by lymph node status. METHODS: The PubMed, OVID, Web of SCI, EMBASE, Google Scholar, Cochrane Library, Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure and Wanfang databases were systematically searched to identify eligible studies where SCLC patients received PORT based on lymph node stage...
May 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615532/extranodal-extension-status-is-a-powerful-prognostic-factor-in-stage-iii-colorectal-cancer
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Chan Wook Kim, Jihun Kim, Seung-Seop Yeom, Jong Lyul Lee, Yong Sik Yoon, In Ja Park, Seok-Byung Lim, Seunghee Baek, Chang Sik Yu, Jin Cheon Kim
PURPOSE: The present study aimed to evaluate the clinicopathologic characteristics of patients with extranodal extension (ENE) and the prognostic implications of ENE in stage III colorectal cancer (CRC). RESULTS: ENE was more frequent in younger patients and those with rectal cancer, higher T stage, higher N stage, lymphovascular invasion (LVI), and perineural invasion (PNI). Five-year disease-free survival (DFS) and overall survival (OS) were lower in patients with ENE-positive than in those with ENE-negative tumors (DFS, 66...
May 26, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615058/long-term-prognostic-significance-of-rising-psa-levels-following-radiotherapy-for-localized-prostate-cancer-focus-on-overall-survival
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Carla Freiberger, Vanessa Berneking, Thomas-Alexander Vögeli, Ruth Kirschner-Hermanns, Michael J Eble, Michael Pinkawa
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term prognostic significance of rising PSA levels, particularly focussing on overall survival. METHODS: Two hundred ninety-five patients with localized prostate cancer were either treated with low-dose-rate (LDR) brachytherapy with I-125 seeds as monotherapy (n = 94; 145Gy), high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy with Ir-192 as a boost to external beam RT (n = 66; 50.4Gy in 1.8Gy fractions EBRT + 18Gy in 9Gy fractions HDR) or EBRT alone (70...
June 14, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614905/long-term-follow-up-of-chemoimmunotherapy-with-rituximab-oxaliplatin-cytosine-arabinoside-dexamethasone-road-in-patients-with-relapsed-cd20-b-cell-non-hodgkin-lymphoma-results-of-a-study-of-the-mayo-clinic-cancer-research-consortium-mccrc-mc0485-now-known-as
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Thomas E Witzig, Patrick B Johnston, Betsy R LaPlant, Paul J Kurtin, Levi D Pederson, Dennis F Moore, Nassim H Nabbout, Daniel A Nikcevich, Kendrith M Rowland, Axel Grothey
Patients with relapsed aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) are often treated with platinum-based chemoimmunotherapy regimens in preparation for autologous stem cell transplant. We sought to reduce toxicity and maintain efficacy by using oxaliplatin with rituximab, cytarabine and dexamethasone (ROAD) in a phase II clinical trial in patients who had relapsed after one prior regimen. ROAD was delivered q21 days and consisted of rituximab 375 mg/m2 IV weekly x 4 doses (cycle 1 only); dexamethasone 40 mg PO/IV d2 - 5; oxaliplatin 130 mg/m2 IV d2; cytarabine 2000 mg/m2 IV x two doses on days 2 - 3; and pegfilgrastim 6 mg SC on d4...
June 14, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614279/reoperation-rates-following-instrumented-lumbar-spine-fusion
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Tero Matti Irmola, Arja Häkkinen, Salme Järvenpää, Ilkka Marttinen, Kimmo Vihtonen, Marko Neva
STUDY DESIGN: OBJECTIVE.: This study evaluated the cumulativereoperation rate and indications for reoperation following instrumented lumbar spine fusion (LSF). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: LSF reduces disability and improves health-related quality of life for patients with several spinal disorders. The rate of instrumented LSF has drastically increased over the last few decades.The increased incidence of LSF, however, has led to increased reoperation rates. METHODS: The data are based on the prospective LSF database of Tampere University Hospital that includes all elective indications for LSF surgery...
June 13, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612381/body-mass-index-as-a-predictor-of-outcomes-among-pediatric-kidney-transplant-recipient
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André A S Dick, Ryan N Hansen, Martin I Montenovo, Patrick J Healey, Jodi M Smith
Controversies exist regarding the impact of obesity on patients undergoing kidney transplantation. We sought to estimate the association between BMI and patient outcomes (survival and graft function) among pediatric kidney transplant patients in the USA. We conducted a retrospective analysis of the United Network for Organ Sharing database (1987-2013), which revealed 13 014 pediatric patients (<18 years old) who underwent primary kidney transplantation. Patients were stratified into five BMI categories established by the World Health Organizations according to their Z score, which is based on age, gender and BMI...
June 13, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608450/analysis-of-giant-thoracic-neoplasms-correlations-between-imaging-pathology-and-surgical-management
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Zhen Feng, Meng Li, Fang Liu, Yue Peng, Wangang Ren, Hounai Xie, Zhongmin Peng
BACKGROUND: A giant thoracic neoplasm is extremely rare and poorly understood. Our systemic study introduced computed tomography angiography (CTA) with three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction imaging and evaluated correlations between imaging, pathology, and surgical management. METHODS: Data from 45 patients undergoing surgery for giant thoracic neoplasm in our institution between May 2007 and November 2015 were collected. The clinical characteristics, imaging manifestations, preoperative biopsy, surgical management, postoperative pathology, and prognosis and their correlation were analyzed...
June 13, 2017: Thoracic Cancer
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